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Posted 03/15/2019   5:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add NomadMan to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
The name of most themed collections are simple: butterflies, fish, cars, architecture, etc. but I'm having trouble trying to come up with the name for my theme.

This is my first post. I collected worldwide as a teenager in the 70s, but am now getting back into collecting, but with a narrower focus.

I am collecting German (my heritage) stamps that have images of historical people. Is there a term for these types of stamps? Is anyone else collecting this type of themed stamps?

Thank you.

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Posted 03/15/2019   5:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome!! There are many ways to collect stamps.
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Posted 03/15/2019   5:21 pm  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Welcome.

Not sure that this is a mainstream collecting topical area...but perhaps 'Germanic Historical Figures'?
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Posted 03/15/2019   5:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add NomadMan to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you 51studebaker. I was thinking just "historical figures," but just doesn't sound right. I really can't go with "Germanic Historical Figures" as some of the stamps are depicting non-Germans, such as one in 1964 of John F. Kennedy.

I chose this theme because of my Germanic heritage, but I also love history. I didn't think this kind of themed collection was "mainstream," and I thought I would do something "unusual" :-)
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Posted 03/15/2019   7:09 pm  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"Personalities" is a possibility.
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Posted 03/15/2019   7:42 pm  Show Profile Check wkusau's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add wkusau to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Historic Figures (Personalities) on Germanic Stamps
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Posted 03/15/2019   8:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"Famous People on German Stamps" ?
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Great German (Generally) Guys and Gals?

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Posted 03/15/2019   10:12 pm  Show Profile Check Battlestamps's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Battlestamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
"Who's Who in Germany"
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Posted 03/15/2019   10:19 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 22crows to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Guys? I don't think Amalie Sieveking would appreciate that.
And, as has already been pointed out, not all these people were Germans.
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Posted 03/15/2019   10:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add erilaz to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
As someone who studied Germanic Linguistics, I would avoid using the term "Germanic" here. Its application (in linguistics, at least) is too broad to be appropriate. Germanic languages include not only High and Low German, but also Dutch, Flemish, Afrikaans, Frisian, Yiddish, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Faroese, Icelandic, and even English. I would stick with "German" or "Germany" as a descriptor.

I have some famous Germans in my topical collection of Random Stuff That I Like (not an official title). Because of my interests, these tend to be philologists (Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm), humorists (Wilhelm Busch, Karl Valentin), or supermodels (Heidi Klum), not to mention humorous characters from fiction and legend, such as Till Eulenspiegel and Struwwelpeter.
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Posted 03/16/2019   12:13 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add shermae to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Historical Figures on the Stamps of Germany

Luminaries.....

Dignitaries.....
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Posted 03/16/2019   01:11 am  Show Profile Check GeoffHa's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add GeoffHa to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
So were you studying German linguistics with Claudia Schiffer, erliaz?
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Historical Heritage?
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Posted 03/16/2019   04:04 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Ringo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'd just refer to it as German Personalities, and understand to myself what German means in this context.
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